Hydropower dominates Namibia generation mix so far. This is set to continue in the future with hydropower contributing at least 70% to the country power generation mix in 2025. This power source is however highly dependent on water flow and, as such, diversification is key in order to be able to deliver a stable supply of electricity from domestic sources.
Namibia has indeed great potential for wind and solar energy and has plans to leverage these technologies as part of its energy supply going forward. The renewable sector is still at an early stage of development but given the political commitment and technical potential, it will keep gaining traction in the near future.
The Power Sector in Namibia has undertaken a number of reforms aimed at attracting IPPs by providing a stable investment environment. Such reforms include the establishment of transparent tariff setting procedures, overseen by the sector regulator, the Electricity Control Board.
As to power transmission and distribution, the grids infrastructure need improvement in order to permit the balancing of power and thus the development of the renewable energy sector in general. In an effort to address this challenge of the Power Value Chain, NamPower has developed a Transmission Master Plan to ensure that the evolving electricity needs of the country and network expansions are executed accordingly.
You and your colleagues are welcome to join the Namibia Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investor Conference 2017 taking place on July 6th in Windhoek